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Chef Jamie Kennedy Will Dish up Seafood in New Brunswick

CANADA - One of Canadas top chefs will headline the upcoming 2012 St. Andrews Seafood Forum and Festival.

Critically-acclaimed chef Jamie Kennedy, a culinary trail-blazer who was among the first to cook with local, seasonal, organic and sustainable foodstuffs, is this years guest chef at the St. Andrews Seafood Forum and Festival.

Visitors to the Seafood Forum and Festival are in for a real culinary treat, said Michael Rouse, Executive Director of Enterprise Charlotte, which is organizing the 2012 Seafood Forum and Festival. Hes a fabulous chef who specializes creating dishes with local and sustainable food. Hes the perfect choice to highlight our forum, which focuses on sustainable seafood.

Seafood producers, buyers, marine science researchers and retailers from around the world are slated to attend the 2012 Seafood Forum: Perspectives on Sustainability from 5-8 June, 2012 in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. That event will be followed by the St. Andrews Seafood Festival from 8-10 June.

Mr Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada for over three decades. Hes owned numerous award-winning restaurants throughout his career, including the Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar, ranked as one of Canadas foremost influential dining destinations.

In 2010, he was honoured, with Chef Michael Stadtlnder, for his culinary leadership at the inaugural Governor Generals Award in Celebration of the Nations Table.

"I'm thrilled to be participating in this year's festival. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, learn about new terroir and be inspired by the proximity to the ocean and its maritime delights, says Mr Kennedy.

Now in its third year, this event has attracted some major culinary talent, including Chef David Garcelon, Director of Culinary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City; Chef Jeremy Charles of Raymonds in St. Johns Newfoundland, ranked as Canadas Best New Restaurant of 2011 by enRoute; and Chef Michel Stadtlnder, owner of Eigensinn Farm in Singhampton, Ontario, ranked as the 9th best restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant Magazine.

In addition to Chef Kennedy, this years culinary line-up includes: Chef Chris Aerni, owner of the 2 Rossmount Inn in St. Andrews; Chef Alex Haun, owner and operator of Savour in St. Andrews; Chef Lisa Aronson, Acting Executive Chef at Algonquin Hotel and Chef Dave Irwin, culinary instructor at NBCC in St. Andrews.

Lucy Towers

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